Friday, 2 March 2012

Tangerine Dream

Isn't it lovely when you find success after total failure?!!  After trying on my new cardi and discovering it was, well, bloody awful, I went off and did what I was supposed to do:  I sewed on the buttons and I laid it out flat on a towel, pinned it into shape (though there wasn't much shape to it) and covered it with a damp cloth.  I've never done any blocking before....too much bother in my book.  Golly, WHAT a difference.  I mean, the cardi looks exactly the same but somehow it just seems to hang better.  The hem is flatter and even the set-in armhole looks smoother.
Sigh....WHAT a relief.  So I'm not a total knitting write-off after all.

Isn't the colour lovely?!
That strange white fleck you see was in the yarn itself.  I thought it looked rather interesting!  The beautiful crochet blanket you see is on my bed and is a work of art created by my mother when I was in my late teens, so I've had it a while!  Many years later when I asked her how to crochet granny squares she said she'd forgotten!  What a shame - I would so love to be able to crochet a granny square blanket for my daughter.
And yes, the third button is different.  I didn't have a third one but since it's in a different position, I hoped the Button Police wouldn't mind!!

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